Disable ASUS Motherboard’s UEFI Secure Boot

Most new ASUS motherboards do not have the option to let users to turn off the UEFI secure boot. The “Secure Boot Enabled” is always greyed out and unable to change that option. Yet, we do have the option to disable the secure boot by clearing secure boot keys. This is reversible so no need to worry about breaking the warranty or damaging the BIOS.

BIOS’s Secure Boot menu should show Secure Boot state as “enabled” and Platform Key (PK) state as “loaded”

Here are the steps on how to disable the UEFI secure boot:

Step 1.  Make sure the “OS Type” is “Windows UEFI

Step 2.  Enter “Key Management

Step 3.  Select “Clear Secure Boot keys” (You will have the option “Install default Secure Boot keys” to restore the default keys after you cleared the Secure Boot Keys)

Step 4.  After you cleared the Secure Boot Keys, Secure Boot will be automatically be disabled. You can set the OS Type to “Other OS” now.

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  1. Avatar Charles Leffew

    I want to disable secure boot however I want UEFI, is this possible?

    1. Next Century Next Century

      Unfortunately not, disabling secure boot will turn off UEFI

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